I have been looking for spats to wear with my country attire for a while as my light grey canvas city spats with their delicate mother-of-pearl buttons would look out of place in the countryside.
Then recently I purchased two pairs of vintage spats from Ebay-based Gentleman's Outfitter John Lauder (Ebay store Whitetie_123); a most recommendable store if you are in the market for spats and other Edwardian attire and accessories.
I had a good walk in the countryside this morning wearing my "new" fawn felt spats; a perfect match for my three-piece heavy cheviot tweed suit and mocha brown brogues. Spats really elevates the look and was needed for warmth in the 6 degree Celsius warm early Spring weather.
The second pair of spats I purchased is an old pair of leather spats; 12" high. The outside has a soft suede-like surface and the inner a smooth full grain. These spats are for rough use with shooting socks, brogues and breeches amongst sedimentary rocks and thorny bushes.
|Fawn felt spats|
|Heel reinforced with leather. The leather strap is quite sturdy|
|Leather Shooting spats - 12" high|
|Tan brogues and leather spats|
|1920s brown/fawn spats, narrow legs and cuffs - link to Pinterest|
|Edward Green Alderley|